‘Premier League quality’ – Portsmouth boss heaps big praise on Dane Scarlett

Speaking to local press outlet The News, Portsmouth boss John Mousinho has made the claim that on-loan Tottenham Hotspur wonderkid Dane Scarlett has proven he is ready to make the step up to the Premier League.

Scarlett is a product of the Spurs academy and, having developed through the youth teams, has already made the step up to the Tottenham first team. He has ten senior appearances for Spurs to his name already, but has failed to find the net so far (Transfermarkt).

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The youngster was loaned out to League One side Portsmouth this season and has been impressive for the South coast outfit. Scarlett has six goals and two assists so far this term (Transfermarkt) and has caught the eye with some promising performances.

The 18-year-old is considered one of the brightest prospects at Tottenham Hotspur, and it is hoped he can further his development after this loan spell with Portsmouth and continue to push his way into the first-team plans in North London.

According to his current manager Mousinho, the player has already shown he is more than capable of making the step up to the Premier League.

Mousinho said: “That’s what we were talking to Dane about on Saturday.

“At Plymouth, he showed Premier League quality to burst from the left-back area into the middle of the park and went away from three or four players, then it was a bit of decision-making in the final third.

“Dane doesn’t lack confidence anyway, he’s a really confident young lad, and he’s going to go on to have a brilliant career. That is why Tottenham have him on a long-term contract.

“He is still incredibly young. At 18 he has the world at his feet, and the more goals he can get the better.

On Scarlett’s goalscoring record, Mousinho said: “The more important thing is the performance and coming on and making a difference.

“If he doesn’t get the goal, then he doesn’t get the goal, they will definitely come.”

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Dane Scarlett has looked really impressive at Portsmouth, and has shown his game is about far more than just goals. He’s showing all the signs of a top-quality player, and I really hope he can carve out a big future for himself at Spurs.

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